Monday, October 19, 2009

Giveaway - The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group, I have two copies to give away of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. This is a fantastic book and I highly recommend it, especially to fans of historical fiction. My Kewaunee Library Book Club read this book last fall and we all enjoyed it.

My original review can be found here (there are some spoilers in the review), but here is my summary.

The novel is a great tale of the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters as well as a great social commentary on the evils of the Salem witch trials. It was a unique perspective seeing it all through the eyes of an accused child. It was very interesting as the characters in the novel are all based on real historical people. The author is a descendant of Martha Carrier.This was a very good historical fiction novel and I highly recommend it.

Book Summary (from the Book Publisher):
Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.

About the Author (from the Book Publisher):
Kathleen Kent lives in Dallas with her husband and son. THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER is her first novel.

Giveaway Details:
Now for the details you are really looking for . . . Valerie at Hachette Book Group has been kind enough to offer two copies of The Heretic's Daugher as a giveaway. If you would like to enter this contest do any of the following:

1. Leave a comment on this post. You must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway or post about it on your sidebar. (1 entry)

3. Become a follower or leave a comment that you already are a follower of this blog. (1 entry)

There are three ways to enter, but you can put all three entries as one comment. I will be using random.org to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents (Sorry!).

No P.O. Boxes.

The deadline for entry is midnight, Friday November 6th. Good luck!

43 comments:

  1. Hello! Definitely curious.

    hockeymuse@yahoo.com

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  2. I would love to win this book Laura!

    I'm also a follower.

    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

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  3. I'd love to read this book.
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  4. I've been wanting to read this book every since I discovered it centered around the Salem witch trials.

    Please include me in this drawing. Thanks! Indigo

    I'm also a follower.

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  5. I would love to win this book.

    I'm a follower.

    I'll post about this giveaway on my blog.

    THANK YOU!

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  6. In case I win: Suko95(at)gmail(dot)com :)

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  7. Please enter me to win this giveaway. Hatchette is great!

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  8. I almost forgot, I am a new follower.
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    Elie (Ellz Readz)

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  9. Ooo, this one looks really good. (1 entry)
    I'm a follower (1 entry)
    It's on my sidebar (1 entry)

    lula.ogden@gmail.com

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  10. I'm really interested in this one.

    +1 I'm a follower (martinack_75)
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  11. I've been wanting to read this ever since I saw it. :)

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  12. Looks like a great book! Please enter me!

    Glad to have found your blog -- I'm a new follower!

    Thanks!

    Wendy
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  13. Ooh, please enter me!
    +1 Follower
    +1 Blogged: http://bookshelfmonstrosity.blogspot.com/2009/10/weekly-monstrosity-giveaway-list-1015.html

    Thanks!

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  14. +1 I've always been fascinated by the Salem Witch Trials. I really want to read this one!

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    +1 I'm already a follower of your blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway =o)

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  15. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsOctober 21, 2009 at 5:37 AM

    This book has been on my TBR list so I'd love to win it. Thanks for the chance
    +1 comment

    I'm a brand new follower
    +1 following

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  16. I would love to enter.

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  17. I follow - janetfaye

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  18. Please enter me! vvperesk@gmail.com

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  19. I'm a follower. vvperesk@gmail.com

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  20. This one looks really good! I hope to win, thanks!

    hmsgofita at hotmail dot com

    I'm a follower

    I have a link to it at the bottom of my blog!

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  21. In reading the review, I know for sure that this is a book I would really love to read. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!!

    I am a follower.

    I posted this on my blog:
    http://meditativereading.blogspot.com/2009/10/lauras-reviews-giveaway-heretics.html

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Forgot to mention I'm a follower! :)

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  24. After reading the review I would like to
    win this book.
    I am a follower by google reader.

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  25. I've wanted to read this one. I'd definitely like to be entered!

    I follow in Google Reader.

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  26. I love novels and stories in this vein and currently experiencing a fascination with colonial America, this book sounds perfect. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
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  27. I would realy love to have a copy of The Heretic's Daughter, sounds like a good read!
    Thanks for the giveaway=)
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  28. I follow=)
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  29. Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

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  30. This sounds like a great book. walkerd@primus.ca

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  31. Please enter me in your contest. This sounds like a great read.

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  32. I've had this book on my "gotta read" list for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. I blogged about the giveaway.
    http://someluckydog.blogspot.com/2009/11/book-giveaway-heretics-daughter-at.html

    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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  34. I'm a new follower!

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  35. awesome giveaway!

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  36. I'm a new follower who'd like to enter.

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  37. Would love to win a copy of this book. It looks interesting. I am a follower of yourblog. My email is: libbysutherlandforty-six at geemale dot com#### Thanks!

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    +1 in my sidebar (http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com)
    +1 am a new follower

    Yay!

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  39. I'm a new follower (found you through Jane Odiwe's blog) and would love to be a last minute entrant in the giveaway. Thanks!

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  40. This books sounds fascinating. walkermisc@primus.ca

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  41. I would love to win this book.

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  42. I posted a link to the sidebar of my blog.

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